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Read -- 2014/07/06

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift“, by David D. Kirkpatrick (NY Times). “Across the region…the resurgence of Sunni-Shiite sectarian hostilities has followed a similar pattern: The weakening of the old states leads anxious citizens to fall back on sectarian identity, while insecure rulers surround themselves with loyalists from their clans and denominations, systematically alienating others, often on sectarian lines.”
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Shiller Talks Valuation, ECB, And College Costs

In a recent interview in Forbes, Nobel laureate Robert Shiller says that the stock market is not as overvalued today as it was in 2007 — … 114 more words

Market Timing

Robert Shiller: CAPE should not be used for market timing

From an interview with Robert Shiller in January 2013:

Blodget: ….one frustration a lot of people have with the cyclically adjusted P/E and others is that it’s not particularly helpful for the timing mechanism, do you think it’s good to use as a sort of projected 10-year return, where when P/Es are high the return tends to be low, and vice versa?

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US & Canada

Congratulations, IMF, you're doing a great job at stoking the next crisis

The International Monetary Fund just provided a perfect example of doublethink. As coined by George Orwell in his novel 1984, “doublethink” is the act of simultaneously believing that two mutually contradictory ideas are correct. 1,207 more words

Shiller CAPE Peaches Smell Like BS

If something sounds like BS, looks like BS, and smells like BS, there’s a good chance you’re probably eyeball-deep in BS. In the investment world, I encounter a lot of very intelligent analysis, but at the same time I also continually step into piles of investment BS. 1,027 more words

Financial Markets